The Anonymous Widower

No Wi-Fi On New Thameslink Class 700 Trains

Modern Railways in February is stating that the new Class 700 trains for Thameslink won’t have wi-fi.

I was told by a Furst Great Western employee that wi-fi will be important in the future to attract passengers onto the railway.

Some companies like Chiltern now offer free wi-fi to all passengers and this will become a norm in the next few years over much of the network.

The omission of wi-fi on the Class 700 trains will have to be rectified.

I did find this link, where someone is trying to get the notes from the Department for Transport on why the trains were specified this way.

Perhaps the reason is that free wi-fi would attract too many commuters onto the trains and they’d have to buy more trains to reduce the overcrowding.


January 31, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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